NYPD Intelligence Op Targets Dot-Matrix Graffiti Bike (wired.com)

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April 10, 2007 12:00 am

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A student who created an internet-connected bicycle that printed messages in water-soluble sidewalk chalk as he rode was arrested by the NYPD while he was demonstrating the device to a news reporter. The arrest was not spontaneous, but was arranged by the NYPD’s RNC Intelligence Unit, which had collected a file on him. The arrest disrupted his plan to ride around during the Republican National Convention, printing sidewalk messages sent in via his website. He was released the following day without charge but the bike was not returned.

More: www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/04/kinberg_0410

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